Northeast Counterdrug Training Center

Mexican Drug Cartel Investigations

Course Description:

Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations are impacting communities in nearly every city in the United States. This problem can no longer be viewed as a “Border Issue.” The majority of the drugs distributed and consumed in the U.S. originate in Mexico. The cartel leaders have strategically formed relationships with American Street gangs to flood the streets with illicit drugs.

In an effort to aggressively target drug trafficking organizations, local law enforcement officers need to gain a better understanding of the true structure and operational components of the Cartels and how the Mexican drug war impacts local cities in the U.S. on a daily basis. This training course will teach local law enforcement officers how to identify, target, infiltrate, and prosecute Mexican drug trafficking organizations operating in their cities. All police officers, regardless of assignment, will benefit from this training. Gaining a true understanding of the “Drug Trafficking Pyramid” will lead to more arrests as well as larger seizures of drugs, currency, and assets.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the 7 Mexican Drug Cartels
  2. Understand the structure of the cartels
  3. Identify which cartels have formed alliances with American street gangs
  4. Identify local smuggling routes utilized by Mexican drug cartels
  5. Understand the drug trafficking pyramid and how it impacts their investigations daily
  6. Conduct a financial investigation
  7. Understand “high-level” informants
  8. Learn techniques and methods to manage and control informants
  9. Infiltrate Mexican drug cartels through various techniques
  10. Understand the benefits of wiretap investigation

Prerequisites: None

Course Length: 2 days / 16 hours

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military

This event is offered on the following dates

Apr 20, 2021 - Apr 21, 2021
Tuesday - Wednesday
Salt Lake City UT
Apr 27, 2021 - Apr 28, 2021
Tuesday - Wednesday
Raleigh NC
May 24, 2021 - May 25, 2021
Monday - Tuesday
North Las Vegas NV
Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 13, 2021
Monday - Tuesday
Virginia Beach VA
Jul 29, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021
Thursday - Friday
Montgomery AL
Aug 05, 2021 - Aug 06, 2021
Thursday - Friday
Ashburn VA
Aug 25, 2021 - Aug 26, 2021
Wednesday - Thursday
Valparaiso IN
Sep 07, 2021 - Sep 08, 2021
Tuesday - Wednesday
Evansville IN
Sep 28, 2021 - Sep 29, 2021
Tuesday - Wednesday
Houston TX